December 15, 2005Elections and Voting
Anthony H. Cordesman, a leading expert on political and military affairs in Iraq, says it may take several months to evaluate the results of the elections for the National Assembly just held in Iraq…
March 22, 2006Iraq
Anthony H. Cordesman, a leading expert on the Middle East and intelligence matters, says three years after the invasion of Iraq, the United States has left a destructive legacy. Cordesman, of the Cen…
June 7, 2006Wars and Conflict
Anthony H. Cordesman, a leading analyst of the Iraq war, says that the Defense Department’s latest report to Congress on the status of the Iraq war borders on "deception" by painting an overly upbeat…
September 5, 2006Wars and Conflict
Anthony H. Cordesman, a leading analyst of the Iraq war, says the next two years may be decisive in finding out whether a civil war breaks out in that country, necessitating a U.S. pullout, or whethe…
January 5, 2007Iraq
Anthony H. Cordesman, a prominent analyst of the Iraq war, says if President Bush does not produce a credible, persuasive plan in his Iraq policy speech, “he is going to be perceived relatively quick…
January 18, 2007Iraq
Anthony H. Cordesman, a leading strategic analyst of the Iraqi war, says the Bush administration’s latest strategy on Iraq makes victory there “possible” but “the problem is it also isn’t probable.”
May 14, 2007Iraq
Anthony H. Cordesman, a well-known expert on Middle East political and military affairs, says the announced ambassadorial-level talks between Iran and the United States on Iraq security “may lay the …
June 18, 2007Palestinian Territories
Anthony H. Cordesman, an expert on Middle East strategic issues, says Hamas’ seizure of Gaza raises broader Middle East questions about al-Qaeda and Hezbollah in Lebanon.
January 14, 2008Afghanistan
Anthony H. Cordesman, a leading expert on military and security developments in Iraq and Afghanistan, says that despite some gains, the situation in both countries remains tenuous.
February 20, 2008Democracy
Anthony H. Cordesman, a leading expert on Iraq and Afghanistan security issues, found the situation in Afghanistan discouraging during a recent visit, but notes military gains in Iraq.